Using Extend 8.0 on Windows OS; most of our apps are thin-client, but we have one which writes to server files across the network. We use a DECLARATIVES section to handle file errors, and part of the DECLARATIVES writes all file errors to a file on the server.
If intermittent network errors result in a file error 35 when opening the ERRORLOG file, then we open the file for output.
We have a particular desire to open the file for EXTEND instead; however, because this OPEN EXTEND is done INSIDE the DECLARATIVES paragraph, if the file still cannot be opened (it is not declared as OPTIONAL), then it results in a file error, and that causes the program to exit (presumably because DECLARATIVES cannot be performed iteratively).
Is there any way around this?